Cook Up Your Future at RMU


The Institute of Culinary Arts at Robert Morris University Illinois provides a creative environment that simulates the culinary world. At RMU, you will work in industry-equipped kitchens, using fine ingredients and commercial-grade tools. You will work alongside professional chef instructors who share their real-world experience and encourage you to develop your own creativity. These masters of the craft teach classic foundational techniques and innovations essential to any style of cuisine. Through a methodology of demonstration followed by hands-on application, you can develop new skills and the confidence to continue your journey to a world of culinary possibilities.

Why Study Culinary Arts at RMU?

  • Experience culinary in the city of Chicago, home to hundreds of top rated restaurants
  • Discover curriculum that integrates learning inside and outside the classroom
    • Guest chef presentations
    • Visits to Chicago-area restaurants and farmers markets
  • Participate in annual culinary symposium featuring top chefs and alumni
  • Engage in RMUís pop-up restaurant which offers real world experience in state-of-the-art kitchens

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Experience Makes Experts

"RMU's Pop-up Restaurant Series provides an encapsulating experience for culinary students. They have complete autonomy over the concept, menu, design, and flow of their very own pop-up restaurant. Students learn the importance of quick-response decision making, meeting strict deadlines, the vision and mission behind a start-up business, menu development, budgeting, and managing a team. This is a true capstone experience for our culinary students!"

Brad Hinsley, Culinary Arts Faculty


Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.